Cool offices: One Workplace in Santa Clara, USA
The ambitious directive was to re-define the architectural standard not only of the company, but also of the showroom experience itself and create a bleeding edge, world-class workplace that serves both employees and customers alike.
The project consists of 35,000 square feet (3,252 square meters) of office, showroom and workspace.
The project connected an existing office building and 25,000 square feet (2,323 square meters) of warehouse into the re-imagined workplace.
Blitz’s design for the new façade and landscape improvements expand One Workplace’s space into a multi-functional indoor-outdoor environment.
One Workplace moved from a 45,000 square foot (4,181 square meters) space into the new 35,000 square foot space while increasing staff from 101 to 165.
The increased efficiency was achieved by reduction in workstation foot print and a move by the majority of the sales team to a mobile work flow where workers do not have a dedicated workstation.
The layout of the space is based on the premise that both customers and users would be sent out into the space to experiences a series of carefully planned touch points and then brought back to their starting point – much like the path taken by a boomerang.
The boomerang further manifested itself in the creation of the two-story stacked ‘boomerang’ in the centre of the open office space.
The elevated conference room and observation platform allows members of the One Workplace team to quickly survey the floor and show customers how a variety of systems solutions can intermix to create a unified, flexible and layered approach to workplace layout.